Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Good Book

Ever since I was a child I have loved to read. I grew up in the mid west and spent a good deal of my summers up in the neighbor's apple tree reading my Nancy Drew books. My favorite outings were when Mom would take me into town and drop me off at the library. I would spend the morning sitting on the floor reading The Boxcar Children.

Before I retired, I would spend my lunch hour at the local Denny's with a cup of coffee, a small salad and a good book. I could tune out all the chatter and get away from the stress of work. I still read a lot. My favorite past time now, after a busy morning, is to sit in my garden in the afternoon with either a cup of tea or a glass of iced tea, depending on the weather, and my current book. The birds are chirping, the leaves are whispering and Maggie keeps me company. Aahhh! Sweet bliss!

So my question to you is: What book is on your night stand right now?



Mr. Bunny and I are always looking for a good book to read.

*Thimbleanna has asked me what's on my night stand to read. Right now I'm reading the third book in the Chesapeake Shores series, Harbor Lights by Sherryl Woods. I love her books and also Debbie Macomber, Susan Wiggs and Robyn Carr.

16 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Miss Jean! What's my bunny (http://bp1.blogger.com/_PYsUP9or5fg/RdFAwOfa_ZI/AAAAAAAAASo/4MU6EknlKXI/s1600-h/1cleaning.JPG) doing at YOUR house??? I love that bunny and I love that you have one too.

I've just started "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. So far, I LOVE it -- I'm only on chapter 3 but I have very high hopes for this book -- the style of writing is just beautiful imho. ;-)

I loved my Nancy Drews too. Now, what's on YOUR nightstand???

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love that bunny...how sweet.

Lallee said...

I love to read, especially in the summer when the schedule is a little more free. Right now I am reading that as been on my list for some time, My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Piccoult. I'm listening to the audio version of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson. Both are hard to put down! I loved the Bobby Twins, Nancy Drew, and Hardy Boys growing up. Such good memories.

Elizabeth said...

OK, but you asked! "Bathroom Ideas Under $100."

The Green Pea said...

Jean, love the bunny. The Bible, it is all that I read. I read and fall to sleep every time!!! (getting older).

Anne said...

Last night I just finished reading "Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Picoult. I absolutely love her books but they always make me cry. I got misty in this one but the real tear jerker one was "My Sister's Keeper". I was reading it in the airport and started to cry and couldn't stop. I couldn't see thru the tears and I didn't have a tissue. It was not a pretty sight. LOL I know I won't be able to see that movie. I would probably start crying during the opening credits.

Rocky Creek Scottie Adventures said...

I've just finished the Big Stone Gap series and before that the Twilight Series. I think I'll look for My Sister's Keeper. I could use a good tearjerker.

Have a great weekend.

Lynn

Linda said...

Goodmorning Miss Jean.Yesterday I just finished book #7 in the Scumble River Mystery series, by Denise Swanson...and last night started #8. She is a school pychologist in the mid-west and being a former teacher I love "reliving school" from afar. I also took your advice on Robyn Carr and LOVE her books. Have fun in your garden. Linda

Martine said...

I love to read! Have you check out http://www.goodreads.com/ ?

Right now I've got a few books on my stand.... first "naturally thin" by bethenny frankel. I also have "the nature of monsters" by clare clark.

happy reading!
Martine

Lydia said...

There is a stack of books on my nightstand. The shelf below has magazines to peruse. However- having just been diagnosed with Diabetes- I am reading the one my doctor recommended- The South Beach Diet. God willing, I am going to put the big D in the past.

Dawn said...

I enjoy some of the same authors you do. I just finished my first Susan Wiggs book, "Lakeside Cottage" and loved the characters!
Dawn

the voice of melody said...

What a cute bunny? What is *he* reading?

On my nightstand, I have a book called "God Bless America" (prayers and reflections for our country). My husband bought it for me when I received my US citizenship in 2003.

Enjoy your summer reading. :)

Margie Smith said...

On my night stand now is the third book in the Lumby Lines series. Just finished the Elm Creek series. Don't know what will be next. But like others, I need a book on my night stand, beside my favorite chair, or any other place I will be spending quiet time.

TBS said...

Hi Jean,
Just stumbled across your blog today, so haven't read beyond the first post (+ the one on tipsy-pots, which was how I found it) - but I'm currently reading "Blessed are the cheesemakers" by Sarah-Kate Lynch. It was recommended on another blog (now, where....hmm) and for the first 10 pages I thought it was a bit odd, but it's growing on me and now I would definitely recommend it.
Looking forward to reading some of your older posts!
Tine, Denmark

Kate said...

I am reading E.M. Forster's book, Howard's End. I loved the movie and I found a book with three of his stories, the above mentioned plus A Room with a View, and Where Angels Fear to Tread. Love the British way of speaking and it is a very old fashioned read.

She'sSewPretty said...

I love the authors you've chosen Miss Jean. Have you read the Friday Night Knitting Club? I just finished that one a few weeks ago. Right now I'm reading a James Patterson book.